Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Joy

Happy Monday, everyone! How was your weekend? I'm so sorry that I didn't get a craft posted on Friday. On the way home from school, my son Elliott kept telling me that his ears were bothering him. He'd had a cold all week, so I wasn't sure if it was related to that or something else. We came home, I made lunch, got him comfortable on the couch, and started coloring this cute girl with chicks digi stamp from Softpencil. You can see where I tried out various color combos up in the corner.

But before long he was crying in pain and I ended up having to call the doctor and take him to the emergicare center as soon as Chaz got off the bus. We were still in the waiting room when my husband showed up after work, and were debating about whether or not he should take the other boys home when they called Elliott and I in. So hubby and the kids just hung tight. The doctors there were just wonderful, and even allowed me to take a peek into Elliott's ear with their instrument! Poor kid had double ear infections.

By the time we were through, it was after seven and everyone was hungry, so we decided to use the kids Book It coupons for free personal pan pizzas at Pizza Hut. Love that program! So glad it's still around.

Anyway, it was too late when we got back home to finish up the card, so I decided to just save it for today. And here it is.

I cut out the girl and chicks, and drew and cut out grass pattern on the back of the green polkadot paper from My Mind's Eye. I glued that to the front of the cloud paper from Citronella, and attached that to some bright salmon pink Bazzill cardstock to match her dress.

I stamped the sentiment from Studio G in Olive Pastel Colorbox Chalk Ink for a tone-on-tone effect, and tied on some bright yellow polkadot ribbon from American Crafts. Then I just used my regular Tombow tape runner adhesive to attach the girl and chicks to the grass and called it a day.

I'll tell ya, it's so nice to be on Easter vacation! I took it easy pretty much the whole day. Spend way too much time online, cleaned up my office a little, and now I'm heading down to make shrimp alfredo with a garden salad and garlic bread for dinner.

I could get used to this!


  1. Fantastic coloring! Great card. rita w

  2. Such a cute card....hope the little one is better? I had a double ear infection a couple of weeks ago and it is no picnic!! Samr thing happened to me...started with allergies, or so I thought, then an upper respitory infection and ultimately the double ear infection...ugh!! Hugs to you and the little one!

  3. Teena, he's on antibiotics and is doing much better. Thanks for asking. :o)

    And thank you all for your sweet comments!

  4. So creative, and once again a perfect hit for whoever receives it!

  5. So cute and creative! Love your sky and grass. Just an all around precious card.

  6. How cute is this??!!! Great card.


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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